Girl is the New Boy is the most sparse work I’ve done so far. I think only 8 tracks maybe even 7. I first recorded this in the old studio in 2010 and I’m really bummed I didn’t document it because I went all out and set up some really elaborate blankets around Sarah while she was singing. I’ve also never been quite as adventurous or creative with a tape machine. But I knew at the time I’d need a slightly more critical listening space to get the mix right so when we finished the rooms here I scheduled a time to mix the songs again. I finished the re-mix a couple of weeks ago. Here’s the very minimal but rather poignant video
Here’s a draft of what The Stable’s wall plate will look like. We’ve spent a stupid amount of time researching the materials for these plates. From Russian space machines to local folks Gravograph, we left no rock unturned. Then there’s the issue of the fonts and the router required to engrave them. What we settled on is a bomb proof compound used in nuclear power stations (mainly in the Eastern Block), and a diamond head router is required to engrave it. There’s only one in the Southern Hemisphere. The plant at Nizhnyaya Tura took a bit of convincing to release a sheet of their triple plated nuclear ply (tlu-25), but we managed to get it. At about $1900 a plate (we need four), we think it’s worth the investment. All connectors will be titanium plated Neutrik at about $45 connector that’s about $1100 per plate. A custom ebony box with a 3mm lip will be fashioned to house the plate.
Worth noting that logo development and design is by DPM Creative Group.